The warrior does not give up
THE LONGEST STAGE OF SARDINIA RALLY RACE WAS VERY DEMANDING IN NAVIGATION FOR ALL RIDERS. IT WAS A HARD DAY FOR ZANOTTI, WITH THREE FALLS, BUT SAN MARINO 'S RIDER IS 8TH AND STAYS 9TH IN THE OVERALL RANKING.
Fonni -- The fourth stage of Sardinia Rally Race has started from the beach in Muravera to get into the Bargagian jungle with a 334 km stage that took riders to Fonni/Gavoi. The only special, of almost 200 km, was very difficult and had an off road section in the inside of the Military Area of Perdasdefogu, but the rest of the selective section was also hard, mostly for the off road navigation that characterized the day.
Alex Zanotti went through a hard journey. He started well in the special and not so far he joined his ex- team mate, Paolo Ceci, that started one minute before him, but in the dust of Modena 's rider, he has hit a stone and fell, hitting his head. When he got up, he had a light head, so it took him a while to get back on the saddle.
Then, he got into a hole, where it was difficult to get out from with the bike. At the end, in a speed controlled tarmac section, he rode next to Manuel Lucchese and fell once again. The stage was a nightmare for San Marino 's rider that after all, was able to achieve the 8th place of the day.
In the overall ranking, Zanotti keeps his 9th position and the 6th of the 450cc. class.
Tomorrow the Sardinia Rally Race will have its fifth and last racing day. The stage will take the caravan to San Teodoro, where it started last Friday, with a 320 km stage composed by two timed section of 116 km total.
Alex Zanotti: "Today I felt good and I started tenth, after a few kilometers I joined Ceci that started one minute ahead of me. Then, I fell in his dust and hit my head. When I stood up, I raise the bike, but my head was turning. After that, I had other problems, and the last one was really silly: My handlebar touched Lucchese 's and I fell. If it wasn 't for that, I wouldn 't have had to stop. However, I feel good to have finished the stage discreetly, but without the troubles I had, it could have been my day."
-source: Team Giofil Aprilia Racing